Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

2nd Friday of each month from September to June
7:30 - 9:00am
Venue: James Laughlin Music Hall, Chatham University (campus map)
Cost: $25.00 per breakfast

Student and Veteran's Rate: $12.00 with valid student ID. Email pdecker@chatham.edu to register.

The Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series features prominent regional women business leaders speaking on a variety of progressive business topics. Casual networking and a continental breakfast precede engaging and interactive presentations on topics essential for women in business such as innovative entrepreneurship, strategic business growth, unique marketing strategies, and logistical business planning.

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Additional support for the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series has been provided by the Alcoa Foundation.


Upcoming Dates & Speakers

Friday, September 12
"The Business of Making: Strategies for Success from Startup to Exit"

For the last decade, investors, media, and those who follow technology have been focused almost entirely on software. More recently, the buzz has shifted from software to hardware and manufactured products. Ilana Diamond will discuss why Pittsburgh businesses are perfectly positioned to take advantage of the renewed interest in physical products, how small businesses & manufacturers can get involved, and what resources are available to help physical product founders get their products from idea to market.

Ilana Diamond

Ilana Diamond

Managing Director, AlphaLab Gear
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Registration Coming Soon


Friday, October 10
"Startup Funding Workshop"

This panel session of the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series features a discussion with local nonprofit lenders followed by individual sessions with lending representatives to talk about specific financing needs.

Registration Coming Soon

* CWE Registration Fees are fully refundable up to 48 hours before the event. If you wish to transfer your registration to another attendee, transfers are accepted up until the morning of the event for the Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series, but the new attendee must have the name of the paid registrant they are replacing when arriving at the door. Fees of registrants who fail to provide 48 hours of notice and do not attend the event will be considered non-refundable.